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Image description: A Fourth of July parade in Needham, Massachusetts celebrated 300 years of history.
We asked you to share your best photos from your Fourth of July celebrations. Thanks to Taylor Kane who shared this image with us on Twitter.

Image description: A Fourth of July parade in Needham, Massachusetts celebrated 300 years of history.

We asked you to share your best photos from your Fourth of July celebrations. Thanks to Taylor Kane who shared this image with us on Twitter.

Image description: A flash mob dances to “Party in the U.S.A.” in Garner, North Carolina.
We asked you to share your best photos from your Fourth of July celebrations. Thanks to Terri Futrell Hobson who shared this image with us on Facebook.

Image description: A flash mob dances to “Party in the U.S.A.” in Garner, North Carolina.

We asked you to share your best photos from your Fourth of July celebrations. Thanks to Terri Futrell Hobson who shared this image with us on Facebook.

Today is the United States’ 235th birthday. Learn more about the holiday and find resources on fireworks and how to celebrate safely.

Image description: Children ride their bicycles in a parade on July 4, 1941 in Vale, Oregon.
Image from the Library of Congress’ Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection on Flickr.

Image description: Children ride their bicycles in a parade on July 4, 1941 in Vale, Oregon.

Image from the Library of Congress’ Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection on Flickr.

Send Us Your Fourth of July Photos

Image description: Fireworks over a lake. Photographed by Amida Gallito.

We want to see how you celebrate Independence Day. Send us the best photo from your Fourth of July celebration and we might highlight it on our blog.

You can post your Fourth of July photo on our Facebook wall, tweet it to @USAgov, or leave a comment on this post with the link to your photo.

Have a great Fourth of July weekend!